Friday, September 25, 2015

Our culture is confused about a lot of things.

How we think about gender...
What is it to be a man?   What is it to be a woman?
How we think about sex...
Inside or outside of marriage?  Only for marriage?
How we define marriage...How we view and value the covenant of marriage.

Crazy thing is...not much has changed since Jesus walked on planet earth... 
Some Pharisees tried to trap Jesus with a question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just any reason?” “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female...‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’”                                                                                    --Matthew 19:3-5 (NLT)
It seems like Jesus didn’t even answer the question, but actually he did…just not in the way we expect. Jesus takes us to the beginning in Genesis 1 and 2 and basically says..."You've lost the reason for gender, lost the intent of sex and lost the purpose of marriage...Everything is all messed up because you're asking the wrong question."
The wrong question is...'How can I get what I want?'
Can I change gender whenever I decide to?
Can I have sex with whomever I want to?
Can I divorce whenever I want to?
These are the wrong questions...The right question is...
"What are God's intentions with gender, sex and marriage?"
excerpt from a study at Pathway Church                                   click here to listen or download